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June 6, 2013

By Christine Anderson

One Step Closer to a More Just and Effective Military



National Security Representatives Speier and Coffman succeeded in attaching an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that will protect whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault in the military.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 5, 2013

By Christine Anderson

House Votes Today on Whistleblowers in the Military



Women in the Military As the House Armed Services Committee marks up the National Defense Authorization Act, POGO and others urge Members to support the Speier-Coffman Amendment for military whistleblower protection enhancements.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 3, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Illegal Foreclosures Are Corporate Trade Secrets?



Photograph of a Foreclosure Sign in front of a house Federal agencies are withholding information about the illegal foreclosure practices of mortgage companies from Members of Congress, relying on justifications that closely track those used to withhold documents from the general public under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Topics: Open Government

April 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Another Former Lockheed Employee Takes Key Senate job



National Security Another former Hill staffer with Lockheed Martin on their resume will fill the job of Republican staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to an article in ProPublica.

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Topics: National Security

March 26, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Inspectors General Receive Much-Needed Attention in Senate



Government Accountability The investigative role of Inspectors General (IGs) would be strengthened in the Senate's new budget proposal.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.